Women's Words Contest
Purpose – Women's Words has Stage, Screenplay, and Shorts categories. We aspire to honor excellence in work written by women for film or stage with lesbian characters or themes.
Entry fee is $10 for materials submitted between March 15 to March 31, 2014. Entry fee is $20 for materials submitted prior to April 15, 2014, and $30 for materials submitted through May 1, 2014, There is no entry feel for PFP Network Writers. And entry fee for Dramatists Guild Members is waived between April 16 and May 1.
To make the final deadline, scripts must by received via email by 11:59 pm Central Time on May1, 2014. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Entry is free for members of PFP's Writers Network, a group comprised of previous contest finalists.
You may enter as many scripts as desired, but each entry form can be accompanied by only one (1) script. Each additional entry will require a separate entry form and separate entry fee. If submitting a second script there is a $10 discount for the second entry fee. The full entry fee is due for all entries made after that.
Scripts will be read and evaluated by a panel of stage and screen professionals. Past judges include Barb Lhota, Brenda Webb, Ebony Joy, Katherine Brooks, Ky Dickens, Lindsay Bartlett, Marga Gomez, Michelle Paradise, Rebecca Kling, Rolla Selbak, Tara Mallen, Vanda, Carolyn Gage, and Wendy Jo Carlton.
The judges will name five finalists in both the Stage and Screenplay categories for full-length submissions, based on a scoring sheet found in the contest rules.
The top two scoring scripts in each category may be performed as staged readings September 19 to 21, 2014, during the Women’s Words Weekend at the Hoover-Leppen Theater at Center On Halsted in Chicago. Authors will be invited to participate in up to ten hours of rehearsal with cast and director prior to the performance. Writers whose work is performed will receive $400 cash prize for Full Length Work, and $100 for shorts.
Upon completion of this application, please hit SUBMIT. Then send your entry (in PDF format only) to email@example.com
. Specify in the subject line that your submission is for the Stage Full Length, Stage Short, Screen Full Length, or Screen Short.
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